Valentino at work with his seamstresses. Rome, January 2006. (Courtesy of Acolyte Films)
In the 1970s fashion star Valentino lavished a sitting room at his country house near Rome with an Orientalist fabric of his own design. Indian glass paintings hang above the sofa, while a menagerie of Roberto Estevez ostrich-egg objets d’art is clustered on the cocktail table. The Moroccan carpet adds yet another layer of pattern.
Lucian Freud "Painters Garden with Eli", 2006. David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert Gallery
Father's Day! Want to do this with a new, recent picture of the kids for his desk at work.
This is the last photograph of Buffalo Bill Cody, taken outside his doctor’s office, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, seven days before he died of kidney failure in Denver on January 10, 1917. - Courtesy Cowan's Auctions -
Parties for Fabulous People
White Standard 'Bolero' flying! Photo courtesy of his mum Tine.
"Stephen Wiltshire. This young artist is grabbing a lot of attention by the likes of CBS and other national news outlets. Stephen has been drawing cities since being diagnosed with autism at a young age, saying it’s his way to express himself. What’s unique about this artist though is that all he needs is a 20 minute helicopter ride above New York and after 7 days, 12 pens, and a lot of music on his ipod, he finishes the massive 18 ft accurate depiction of the city all from memory. He’s so accurate that when drawing Rome, he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. His work is being shown at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute along with his permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mal."
Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.
William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his
newflowerstudio: Body Piercer Kenny Crespo did this set of Conch piercings in Long Beach at New Flower Studio. See his Portfolio at KennyCrespo.com to see more of his work. Visit NewFlowerStudio.com to make an appointment with him.
Rush: Band of the Year? - Classic Rock Magazine - January 2013 - courtesy of Cygnus-X1.Net
Grand Reception at the White House, January, 1862,” Harper’s Weekly, January 25, 1862 Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Libraries Entertaining with a Political Purpose White House entertainments are political as well as social events. They are chances for politicians to build alliances and resolve differences in a relaxed atmosphere. Mary Lincoln used elegant dinners and receptions to try to strengthen the influence and authority of the
Valentino SpA (Italian, founded 1959) Evening dress, "Shanghai" collection, 2013 Courtesy of Valentino SpA Photography © Platon
Tim Burton, this mans imagination goes beyond this world. I've been in love with the style of his films since I was 9 years old <3
People Who Inspire
Wine Cup with Scenes of Bacchus and His Consort, Ariadne (Getty Museum) Roman, Rome, 25 B.C. - A.D. 25 Cameo glass
In 2006 the remains of the chapel royal at Henry VII’s Greenwich Palace were discovered by Museum of London Archaeology. In this chapel Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves on 6th January 1540. The chapel royal can be seen in the photograph with its original Tudor tile floor.
artwork: Enrique Grau Mulata Cartagenera", 1940 - Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Colombia. In "Caribbean: Crossroads" at El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art & the Studio Museum in Harlem from June 12th until January 6th, 2013.
Matt Doust at work on his new oil painting for Picks of the Harvest 2012